This carnival parade features large bands with members dressed in elaborate costumes to depict various themes.
Designers compete for the coveted Designer of the Year prize while the revelers are intent on having a good time!
The revelers make their way from the National Stadium to Spring Garden accompanied by the pulsating rhythm of calypso music. People line the route to watch and photograph the bands go by, joining in the merriment where they can. When the revelers reach Spring Garden, the party continues with more fantastic music, lots of food and drink and, for some, a quick swim at the nearby beach. A grand end to a grand festival.
The bands parade across in front of the stands at the National Stadium before proceeding to Spring Garden.
Bands are judged in the following categories:
Portrayal: 40 points
Depiction of a theme
Craftsmanship: 20 points
Skill in costume making
Presentation: 10 points
Impact made on the stage
Originality: 15 points
Inventiveness in use of materials and portrayal of the concept
Visual Impact: 15 points
Venue: The National Stadium to Spring Garden Highway
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